Rabbi Jordan and Risa Brumer

Rabbi Jordan and Risa Brumer

Over the last ten years, Rabbi Jordan and his wife, Risa, have put smiles on the faces of countless Jewish college students around the world. It all started in the Old City of Jerusalem, where the Brumers worked for the Heritage House Youth Hostel. There, they hosted Shabbat dinners for hundreds of college students from Hebrew University and students Israel. Rabbi Jordan also gave classes and led discussions in the Old City on contemporary Jewish topics, and he built up a loyal following.

The Brumers then moved to La Jolla, California. Rabbi Jordan became heavily involved in Jewish life on the campus of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where he helped start the standing-room-only Carlebach style Shabbat service. Along with teaching a weekly class on campus, Rabbi Jordan was a proud Board member of the Hillel Foundation of San Diego.

Ten years ago, the Brumers made the long trek to Arizona. They live in Scottsdale, along with their seven beautiful children. In the summer of 2006, he helped found Jewish Arizonans on Campus (JAC). Rabbi Jordan can be seen on campus drinking Starbucks with students, tabling on the Mall, and making sushi. His gourmet cooking has brought him worldwide fame as the best Rabbi-chef in Arizona.


Rabbi Mitch and Chana Goldstein

Rabbi Mitch and Chana Goldstein

Rabbi Mitch, originally from the UK has spent over 8 years working on college campuses from California to Canada. He received rabbinical ordination from Aish HaTorah Yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem where he studied for 7 years. He is known as a dynamic teacher, awesome trip leader and inspirational mentor. Chana Goldstein graduated law from the University of Nottingham, worked briefly in politics before moving to Israel to join Mitch. She built her own PR consultancy and women’s blog. She speaks internationally and has a reputation for writing and delivering empowering classes.


Rabbi Moshe and Esti Schonbrun

Rabbi Moshe and Esti Schonbrun

Rabbi Moshe was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He has spent the last 12 years learning in some of the most prominent Talmudic centers of the world, including the Talmudic Research Center in Passaic, NJ, Mir Yeshiva, Jerusalem, and Beth Medrash Gevoha, Lakewood, NJ, and is a graduate of rabbinical training program Ner Le’elef. He is known for his easygoing nature, scintillating conversations and lasting relationships. When not spending time with his wife and their son, Yehuda, Moshe can be found on a basketball court or grilling. Esti Schonbrun originally hails from Spring Valley, NY. She received her master’s degree in social work from Long Island University and has worked primarily with chemically-dependent adolescents. An inspiring mentor, Esti has a reputation for her warmth, genuine nature and hospitality. The Schonbruns have recently joined the JAC team, and are excited to bring their passion and talents to the Southwest.

Andrew Gibbs

Andrew Gibbs

Andrew Gibbs, a proud ASU alum, joined the JAC team through a great partnership with Hillel at ASU as their Israel Education Coordinator in August 2015. Andrew has been involved in the Jewish community for as long as he can remember including co-founding Sun Devils for Israel (now Students Supporting Israel) as an undergraduate at ASU, and previously working for BBYO and serving on the boards of AIPAC Phoenix and his synagogue. When he’s not engaging with the great students of ASU, Andrew teaches various classes in Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious School. After seeing firsthand the apathy many Jewish young adults have for Israel, he feels privileged to have the opportunity to share his passion for the Jewish homeland through educational, cultural, religious, and social events. Andrew’s office door is always open to talk all things Israel, Judaism, sports, sitcoms, and 80s music. Andrew and his wife Rachel (who he met through JAC) live in Scottsdale and love hosting students for Shabbat meals.

Share This